Hailing from the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia, Bruce McKee an avid designer and waterman grew up at Bungan Headland with a tubular reef break for his backyard. In his mid-teens Bruce began shaping all kinds of water craft from catamarans and sailboards to water-skis, wakeboards, Long-boards and guns to every type of short board.
Bruce is a world-renowned ‘all round’ shaper, with an eye for precision and many a moulded design credited to his name. Bruce was also a leading shaper in Europe where he spent a number of years making boards for some of the world’s best rider.
Throughout his years in Europe, Bruce has shaped boards for a majority of the top pros of theWCT & WQS. He regularly shaped for Sunny Garcia and has had success with riders such as Kaipo Jaquias, John Shimooka, Ross Williams, Johnny Boy Gomes, Kobi & Sunny Aberton,Kurt Nyholm, Occy, Kate Skarret , Russell Winter, Tom Carroll, Tom Curren, Andy Irons,Neko Padaratz, Steve Clements, Dane Ward, Paul Parkes and a long list of past and present competitors.
In recent years Kelly Slater had legendary wins at Teahupoo, Pipeline and Cloudbreak riding a Quad. In Slaters’ own words "Thanks a lot.Your formulas have been instrumental in my setups and have really helped me enjoy surfing to a different level. Much appreciated. Kelly".
Newport Beach, NSW, Australia
Sunset & Currumbin on large swell
Currently 6’5”Purple Haze and 9’1”Jack Rabbit XL.